Today we really began to believe that spring has come to Ishinomaki. I finally shed my long silk underwear and double wool socks (seriously- today was the first day!) – and Owen is saying he wants to wear short-sleeves tomorrow. We’ll see about that. The cherry blossoms this week have appeared, and the daffodils are popping up all over. Here is the beautiful azalea that steals the show in our backyard. Thankful for God’s gifts of beauty and change in our lives.